Archive for April, 2011 April Playdate

April 25th, 2011 April Playdate was run at the EDGE Lab by Atmosphere Industries is a new forum for experimental games in Toronto. We’re a small band of designers interested in seeing what happens when you take games off of screens, and plant them in the everyday world. This is just as much about exploring the possibilities of interconnected mobile & ubiquitous devices, as it is a reinvention of playground games and make-believe. We run a series of sandbox events, with the aim of getting people to play, create, and discuss games.

Attendees came from the following orgs: The Labs, Ryerson University, Forest Games, Gamercamp, and Effects-Based Analytics

We’re looking to see more events in collaboration with the Atmosphere Industries crew in the future.

Learning in Liminal Spaces

April 10th, 2011

Learning in liminal Spaces: how children can alter their social life using social media

Mobile Learning Research

April 10th, 2011

I (Alex)  went to a round table focused on the work of the London Mobile Research group. It is uncanny to see how complementary  our theoretical frameworks are. Their work is completely against the grain of formal education methodologies but they are   clearly seeing the augmented present……

Their diagram of appropriation is very interesting……


EDGE Lab folks after their presentation

April 10th, 2011
EDGE Lab folks after their presentation by jasonnolan
EDGE Lab folks after their presentation, a photo by jasonnolan on Flickr.

Sockmonkey Cluster

April 2nd, 2011
Sockmonkey Server by jasonnolan
Sockmonkey Server, a photo by jasonnolan on Flickr.

The front and back views of the lab’s new 9 server, 60 terabyte cluser that will be used for virtual reality research. Note it is cabled in Edge Lab orange.

Sockmonkey Server